A number of retirees and families (yes families living in RV’s year round is on the rise) Yes folks have retired and headed down south for decades but now families with like 5 kids and 3 dogs are living in 35′ trailers and not only in the warm climates but places like Michigan. Fighting the elements with heat tracers ducted taped to their fresh water hoses and sewage tanks. Trailers used to be a weekend vehicle to get away from the homestead, now they are the homestead as so many families and retirees can’t afford a house in places like Toronto, Ontario Canada. Trailer parks throughout the US are overcrowded and becoming more expensive. However, the stigma of living in a trailer isn’t what it used to be. We all have seen the shows like trailer park boys were poor drunken and drugged up folks live who are down on their luck. Unfortunately, this is the reality.
This article might be a little overboard but it brings up an interesting question, in my hometown of Brantford Ontario house prices increased by 35% since last year, this is in a town where $18 an hour is considered good money! The average house price is now $420,000.
Governments need to start planning our infrastructure for the new reality of generations that can’t afford the current and future housing markets. There are movements especially in the US trying to create small micro housing communities. I recently drove up through Richmond Hill Ontario and was amazed that most of the new housing surveys being built consisted of 4000 Sq ft and up houses. First of all, who the hell has all this money, taxes would be $10,000 a year easy.
As the current places to park an RV become less available where are all the can’t afford the $600,000 house going to live. Oh, I forgot the retirees are going to take there whopping $1500 a month pensions and live?
Something to think about isn’t it.